Restrict Use of National Weather Service Warning Product Names
  • Petitioned John Bryson

This petition was delivered to:

United States Secretary of Commerce
John Bryson
General Counsel - United States Dept of Commerce
Cameron F Kerry
Fake Meteorologist - The Weather Space
Kevin Martin
Undersecretary and Administrator of NOAA
Jane Lubchenco
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
New Jersey
Sen. Cory Booker
Rep. Gene Green
Sen. Bill Nelson
Sen. Johnny Isakson
Sen. Mazie Hirono
Sen. Edward Markey
Sen. Angus King
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Rep. Tim Murphy
Sen. Maria Cantwell
Sen. John Boozman
Sen. Roger Wicker
Sen. Mark Warner
Rep. Mark Pocan
Sen. Marco Rubio
New Hampshire
Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Sen. Dean Heller
Rep. Fred Upton
Rep. John Shimkus

Restrict Use of National Weather Service Warning Product Names

    1. Zachary Lassiter
    2. Petition by

      Zachary Lassiter

      Kalamazoo, MI

There are many fake meterologists out there with no formal training in meterology or atmospheric sciences as well as privately owned weather companies issuing and cancelling weather statements such as "Torando Warnings", "Tornado Watches", "Severe Thunderstrom Warnings" and "Severe Thunderstorm Watches".  These fradulant meterolgosits and private companies are using the same names as official products used by the National Weather Service.

Using the names of these same products only serves to cause confusion for the general public.  There have been several recent incidents of public alert systems being sounded due to a "tornado warning" from privately owned companies as well as cancelations of offical warnings by private companies and fradulant meterologists.  While there is no direct connection to deaths, injury damage or economic harm continued issuances and cancelations of warning products that are issued by the National Weather Service only serves to put the public and property in extreme danger.

We request that the terms "Tornado Warnings", "Tornado Watch", "Severe Thunderstrom Warning", "Hurricane Warning", "Hurricane Watch", "Severe Thunderstorm Watch", "Tropical Storm Warning", "Tropical Storm Watch", "Blizzard Warning", "Blizzard Watch" and other titles of urgent weather statements used by the National Weather Service be restricted to use by the National Weather Service with the exception of further distributing an official statement issued by a National Weather Service office.  We request that using the above statements in a warning product not issued by the National Weather Service be made a federal offense. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Fake Tornado Watch Issuer Attempts to takedown this petition

      Zachary Lassiter
      Petition Organizer

      We have recieved word that Kevin Martin one of the individuals being petitioned as owner of and a fake meterologist who issued fake "Tornado Watches" during yesterday's severe weather outbreak is attempting to have this petition removed from for privacy violations.

      This is actually good news because that means this petition is getting attention of the people the fake meterologists that continue to issue fake weather warnings.

    3. Reached 25 signatures
    4. Another Fake Tornado Warning Just Issued

      Zachary Lassiter
      Petition Organizer

      A fake meteorologist that has no meteorological training, or college education at all has just issued a fake tornado watch.... we need to stop this.

    5. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Garrett Bastardi BOALSBURG, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Kevin Martin has been doing this for a while and he has no grounds do to this

    • Garrett Bastardi BOALSBURG, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I think that sites like the weather space should not be allowed to make up their own watches and warning. That should be up to NWS who does a great job at what they do.

    • Cathy Gregg SANTA MARIA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      FYI...after signing the petition yesterday and posting it on my facebook wall I received this comment from Kevin Martin (know that I NEVER mentioned his name on the post)... "Kevin Martin -

      Don't you dare disrespect me and I have your e-mail address and everyone who is signing it and I can promise it won't be fun for anyone signing it." After that I received 50, yes fifty, emails to my personal address claiming he was Zachary Lassiter and using all kinds of profanity and telling me... "My name is Zack, the petition owner ... The petition was a trap to tell you that you are a moron for signing it and I award you with these emails. Thanks for signing it, MORON!" There is more to the email, but it's to profane to post.

    • Cathy Gregg SANTA MARIA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because of Kevin Martin. He should never be issuing watches & warnings before the NWS does. He's been wrong quite a bit, especially here in California. He should NEVER issue tornado warnings before the NWS does, it only causes undue panic and last season he was always incorrect.

    • margaret barnett MANSFIELD, OH
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am signing because I have seen so many people posting fake statements about the weather, and I fear that with some people putting their trust in some of these people, that the term cry wolf comes into play , cause when something bad does happen. no one will believe what is being said, cause they have heard it all before. something needs to be done to these people that are posting fake storm watches, warnings, etc.


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